Brooks Reed


In our eight-part Making the Grade, we look back at the Texans' 2-14 season in 2013. We've already looked at the secondary and running backs. Up now: linebackers.


On Wednesday, the day after the Texans released the future Hall of Famer, Ed Reed’s locker had already been given away.


As reporters walked into the Texans’ locker room around 4 p.m. on Monday, the names of Willie Jefferson, Cierre Wood and Sam Montgomery had already been removed from above their lockers.


The Texans are know for their defense, and, furthermore, their defensive line and pass rushers.


Pro Bowl left guard Wade Smith left practice early on Tuesday after he banged his knee. Brandon Harris also left early with a sore groin.